Announcing Our Project 2036 Artists for 2018

Project 2036 is a three-year programme, currently in its second year, which offers three artists of colour – a playwright, director and producer – a bursary each, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Census data suggests that within 20 years half of all young people in London will be of dual heritage.

We see that change on our streets.  We want to see that change on our stages and behind the scenes across our city. We fear as an industry we are reacting much too slowly and in some cases hardly at all. It is crucial that we create opportunities for a rich diversity of artists to make work on our main stages and so redefine the canon of British theatre.

Working collaboratively with their peers, each year sees three creatives develop work tied directly to our brand new studio. This year the recipients of the bursary are playwright Nina Segal, director Milli Bhatia and producer Ingrid-Anna Marvin.

Ingrid-Anna Marvin  Producer

Ingrid began her career in museums and archives, moving into theatre when she got an internship in the Learning Department at the National Theatre via Creative Access. Following this internship she spent a year working with the NT’s Talks and Exhibitions team. She has a particular interest in diversity in theatre, and co-produced the theatre networking group BAME Young Things. She currently works as administrator for Tamasha theatre company.

Nina Segal Playwright

Nina Segal’s productions include: Big Guns (Yard Theatre, 2017; upcoming German-language translation); In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) (Gate Theatre, 2016; upcoming Italian-language production, Teatro Belli, 2017; upcoming reading in Atlantic Theater Company’s Amplified Series, NY, 2018); and Danger Signals (New Ohio, NY, 2017/18).  Nina has been a finalist for the Yale Drama Series Prize 2016 and the Adrian Pagan Award 2015.  Nina is currently attached to the HighTide First Commissions scheme.

Milli Bhatia Director

Milli Bhatia trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck and was previously Resident Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. She is a Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre. Her previous credits at the Bush Theatre include: Hijabi Monologues London and My White Best Friend / This Bitter Earth (both Black Lives, Black Words).

Other director credits include: I Have Aids (Jerwood Director’s Programme, The Clare, Young Vic), Rats (Duffield Studio, NT), Comb (Other Place, RSC), EmpowerHouse (Theatre Royal Stratford East); No Cowboys Only Indians (Courtyard Theatre); Mother India and Three Wheels On The Wagon (both Birmingham Rep), Old Taps and Better Days (RADA 100), Arachne (CSSD), Jerusalem (NSDF, The Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Snow Queen (Garage Theatre) and The Vagina Monologues (Minotaur Theatre Company). Associate Director credits include: What If Women Ruled The World? (Manchester International Festival).

Assistant Director credits include: Lions And Tigers (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Cell Mates, Filthy Business and Luna Gale (all Hampstead Theatre), What Shadows (Birmingham Rep), The Quiet House (Birmingham Rep/The Park Theatre), The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/touring), The Water Engine (Rose Theatre); How To Be A Hero (Birmingham Rep/Deptford Albany) and Luminous (Birmingham Rep).

Find out more about Project 2036.